Quilting is a very active pastime in Fort Bragg and along the immediate coast. The annual quilt show has amazing quilts in on display in local business and a school. The weekend of the annual show is a big draw for residents and visitors alike. In a recent exhibition one complex quilt done by a … Continue reading
The Train Of Lights On The Severn Valley Railway
The Severn Valley Railway (SVR) is a heritage railway in Shropshire and Worcestershire, England. The 16-mile heritage line runs along the Severn Valley from Bridgnorth to Kidderminster is a railroad I have been on on a visit to Blighty. I haven’t been on the lighted train alas. Steam in lights or the train of lights … Continue reading
The ‘Great’ Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn – was this the Star talked of in the Bible?
I don’t think there are too many out who read the rhubarb in this blog who haven’t figured out that a significant number of my waking hours are viewing pictures of space. Which may explain a lot. Skywatchers (like me) are in for an end-of-year treat. What has become known popularly as the “Christmas Star” … Continue reading
100 clubs with a total of more than 6,000 members are now part of the GR News Community
I don’t keep a diary so when what happened when in this pandemic is lost in a fog. I do (vaguely) remember being asked whether we should join the GR (it stands for Garden Railroad) News Community. On behalf of our club, the Mendocino Coast Model Railroad Club I said, “yes”. Having said, “yes” I … Continue reading
Mendocino Whale Wars of 1976
I have lived here since 2000. In the years since then I have never heard of the Mendocino Whale War (MWW). That is until I came across the article below (which I have excerpted.) “The town of Mendocino, California) is located about 160 miles north of San Francisco. It has long been a hotbed of … Continue reading
A ride through the French Pyrenees on the Yellow Train
I have been to France many times but have never ridden this train. In fact until I began my pandemic induced world tour of railroads I didn’t know of its existence! In the early twentieth century, the railway line carrying the famous Yellow Train was built to link the high Catalan plateau to the rest … Continue reading
North Carolina Transportation Museum – jimmy Buffet singing Railroad Lady
I was going through my collection of railroad songs and found this vid that I had not seen before. Intrigued I looked up the North Carolina Transportation Museum. The museum was founded in 1977, when the Southern Railway deeded 4 acres of land to North Carolina for a transportation museum. Two years later, another 53 acres was … Continue reading
Scary or Just Plain Stupid?????
I am gutless. I can scare myself witless. Standing on a kitchen one step stool gives me vertigo. These two photos made my stomach turnover!!!!!!